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New and Improved Guru Website

Our new and improved Guru website has arrived. This new License Guru website is up-to-date with today’s design standards, it has a simpler flow with a much more user friendly way to purchase our CSLB exam preparation study kits and application services. The check out process has been greatly improved so that our customers will …

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The Covid Excuse

The Covid Excuse

Question, how many of you have heard someone use the Covid Excuse? The Covid Excuse is being used everywhere, from individuals to businesses to state agencies. Reminder, there are over 39 million people in this state, and there have only been 24,400+ confirmed cases! The odds of you catching the flu? Here’s the math:  0.06% …

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Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License Renewal

Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License Renewal

The CSLB has launched a new online renewal system. Well… it’s mostly online. You’ll still have to mail in the renewal form. Hopefully this process will speed up the overall renewal process and fewer licensees will find themselves in a state of suspension because the CSLB is slow to process renewals. April 8, 2020 CSLB …

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CSLB Exam Preparation

CSLB Exam Preparation

Are you at home because of the Covid-19 shut down? Do you have time on your hands and need superior CSLB exam preparation materials? The Contractors License Guru offers the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and technology driven study kits available on the market today! Click here to purchase your study kit. Our kits can include audio …

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CSLB Closing Testing Centers

CSLB Closing Testing Centers

This just in… the CSLB is closing all testing centers beginning tomorrow and will remain closed until April 16th (or longer). CSLB testing staff will be contacting applicants directly to reschedule exams.

Changing Careers? Save 10%!

Changing Careers? Save 10%!

Is the current crisis forcing you into thinking about changing careers? Due to the panic surrounding this flu virus, many people are at home and are potentially looking to change careers because their employer may not survive the current mass hysteria and the financial impact it will most likely have on small businesses. There is …

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B2 Contractors License

B2 Contractors License

The new B2 Contractors license bill is now in the legislature! This new classification removes the framing requirement and will allow more people to become licensed in California. Click here to read the bill.

CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase

CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase

2020 brings a CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase! Licensing fees are going up beginning February 1, 2020. Timely Active License Renewals $450 for two years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $470 for two years. Timely Inactive License Renewals $225 for four years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your …

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Qualifying B General Contractors Experience

Qualifying B General Contractors Experience

Have you been trying to figure out exactly what “Qualifying B General Contractors Experience” is? We’ve known for years that the minimum experience for the B classification is framing and at least two unrelated trades. Framing being the major component. We also know that the CSLB has made it extremely difficult within the last 2-3 …

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CSLB B-2 Remodeling Contractors License

B-2 Remodeling Contractors License

The CSLB has provided an update on the new Remodeling Contractors License. At the December 12th Board meeting, I asked for an update on the new remodeling contractors license. The Board stated that the new legislation has been submitted to the legislature and the bill has a sponsor. It should go up for a vote …

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CSLB Licensing Policies and Procedures

CSLB Licensing Policies and Procedures

Is there such a thing as CSLB Licensing Policies and Procedures? And does the licensing branch of the CSLB follow them? From the outside looking in, the answer is no. From when I was an application technician on the inside looking out, the answer was still no. I firmly believe that the CSLB does not …

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License Guru 10% Off Sale

10% Off Sale

The License Guru is offering 10% off any purchase of study materials or services to the end of the year! Just enter Dec10Off during check out.

Contractor’s Licensing Schools

Contractor’s Licensing Schools

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of contractor’s licensing schools. I’m not referring to any one specific contractor’s licensing school, just the overall contractor’s license school method.  And before we get into the pros and cons, let’s define the word “school.”  They really aren’t schools because they aren’t teaching anything, they are showing people …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family, friends, clients, and subscribers!

How long does it take to get a contractors license in California?

How long does it take to get a contractors license in California?

As my father used to say… how long is a piece of string? The processing times at the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) vary greatly.  It depends on the type of application, document, or form you’re submitting. Review my CSLB Backlog post regarding processing stats as of September 2020. Different applications are processed by different …

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CSLB Exam Study Materials

CSLB Contractors Exam Study Materials

Have you been scheduled for your California contractors license test and you need CSLB exam study materials? The License Guru offers the most up-to-date, highest quality exam study materials available in the industry…and at the Lowest Price! Are there areas of your trade that you’re not that familiar with? Our kits will help you in …

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Who can perform solar c46 work

Who can perform Solar C46 work?

Here’s the answer in a nutshell.  There are seven CSLB license classifications that can legally install photovoltaic solar energy systems.  They can include: “A” – General Engineering contractors are authorized to install solar energy systems. “B” – General Building contractors are authorized to install solar energy systems within the definition of B&P Code section 7057, …

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Updated Guru Website

Updated Guru Website

The License Guru website has been updated with a new way to purchase study materials, application services, and consulting. With this integrated shopping cart software, all purchases can be made directly from the website. No more redirects to Paypal… unless you want to use Paypal, that’s still an option. Taking this step was a long …

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